Higuain nails winner for Juventus

MILAN – Gonzalo Higuain scored in his first match against Napoli since their bitter divorce in July to give his new club Juventus a barely-deserved 2-1 win in their Serie A showdown on Saturday.

The Argentine, who scored a record 36 league goals for Napoli last season, drilled the ball home in the 71st minute for his seventh goal of the season, which he did not celebrate.

Juventus had been struggling to create chances and Higuain had made little impact until then, yet there was an air of inevitability about the goal as Napoli failed to take their chances and made mistakes at the back.

Leonardo Bonucci had volleyed the Serie A leaders in front, taking advantage of a misplaced Faouzi Ghoulam clearance, in the 50th minute, but Jose Callejon silenced the Juventus stadium with a clinically taken goal four minutes later.

Juventus have 27 points from 11 games.

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